[thelist] Safari and cursive fonts

David Siedband technique at oceanicsky.com
Mon Mar 14 18:37:32 CST 2005

What's happening here is that Safari is assuming a font-weight:bold; 
directive because you are applying these styles to headings.    These 
fonts don't have bold suits so they are degrading to the Safari's 
default style sheet.  You can work around this by specifying 


h2 {
font-family: Zapfino, cursive;
font-weight: normal;


David Siedband

On Mar 14, 2005, at 9:35 AM, Emily Tarrant wrote:

> Erik Heerlein wrote:
>>> Is there any reason why Safari won't display cursive fonts for me?
>> You may want to check out
>> http://www.codestyle.org/css/font-family/sampler-Mac.shtml
>> and see if some of those cursive fonts show up in your Safari. If 
>> they do, then I would say the problem lies in your code somewhere. 
>> Brush Script MT, Apple Chancery and Comic Sans show up in my Safari. 
>> Do you have a page online where other mac users can look and see if 
>> the fonts you specified show up?
> Erik, thank you for your response. I've looked at the codestyle page 
> and Safari does display the cursive fonts ok. So, I must be doing 
> something wrong... I've put up a very simple test page:
> http://www.webfooteddesigns.co.uk/test/test.html (The css is included 
> in the page.)
> When I look at it in Firefox I see the correct fonts, but in Safari I 
> just see the same sans-serif font for all three headings.
> I'd be very grateful if you could look at it and tell me what you 
> think.
> Best wishes
> Emily

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